The mongoose is a restless, questing, inquisitive beast. It is gallant to the point of recklessness, and misguided gallantry will often lead a small mongoose to attack a much larger dog. However, the true professional specialty of the mongoose is the conquest of snakes. There are very few snakes in Lexis (a pity, since snakemeat is very good to eat, and Heineman loved it dearly), but the more northerly of the Pearls are overrun with serpents, and, in the feudal period, the great Rikitus Tavitus instituted the first official Mongoose Squad on the island of Midas Makorum (though he was bitterly opposed in this by the shoemakers, who feared, with good reason, that the manufacture of snakeskin shoes would be thereby endangered).

[NoP Ch10]

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